Quarterly Newsletter

September 2022


Great Futures Start HERE.

2022 Summer Camp Highlights

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich campers, ages 6-15, saw a welcome return to traditional camp programming after two years altered by COVID-19. Everyone enjoyed the outdoor and indoor activities traditionally offered at camp. Clubhouse Camp, Camp Simmons and Teen Camp sold out this year, and smiles were a testament to the all the fun!

Olympic Special Event

U.S. Gymnastics Team Olympic Gold Medalist, Laurie Hernandez, spent a morning at Camp Simmons! Laurie talked to campers about setting goals and gave away signed copies of her book, She’s Got This! The retired gymnast is the official spokesperson for KPMG’s Family For Literacy program.

Congressional Visit

How many levels of government are there in the U.S.? In a republic, the leaders are elected to represent who? These are some of the questions our Clubhouse campers competed to answer with Representative Jim Himes during an energetic game of Are You Smarter Than Your Congressman?”  

ESPN Celebrity Chef

Campers received a surprise visit from ESPN host, Molly Querim. She spent the afternoon working as the “Celebrity Chef” and then contributed her artistic hand in adding to the camp’s collective mural. Molly is also a frequent volunteer with the Club’s SMART Girls leadership program.

Ways to Support Our Mission

Tax-Smart Ways to Give to BGCG

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich continues to be a place that creates opportunities for all youth to explore their passions and learn new skills. None of our work would be possible without the steadfast support of our loyal donors. Your support helps BGCG provide opportunities that shape the futures of thousands of Greenwich youth. Here are some ways to both give and save: 

Donate Cryptocurrency

Join the Star Society

Engage in Planned Giving

Participate in Corporate Engagement

Donate Gifts of Stock

Please consult your tax advisor before making your gift. All gifts will count toward the 2022-2023 Annual Fund, which runs from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. Please contact the Development Office with questions. Thank you very much for your support! 

Highlighting our Programs

BGCG’s programs have a proven impact on the academic achievement of Greenwich’s youth. BGCG balances academic support with a variety of engaging, fun, and structured academic activities. BGCG also empowers youth to make healthy choices for immediate and long-term benefits of mental health, competitive sports, and recreational sports. 

Here’s a look at a few of our popular programs.

STEM - Technology

Our Robotics program for Grades 4 & 5 covers introductory robotics and engineering principles using Lego robotics sets. We cover everything from basic assembly, to the robot design process, to building and coding the robot to carry out the desired functions. For youth in Grades 1 and higher, our Game Design, Intro to Programming, and Kids Coding classes introduce members to creating microgames, 2D design, 3D design, and SCRATCH.


In addition to regular Free Swim sessions, all BGCG members have the opportunity to have a 30-minute weekly swim lesson. Lessons vary from “learn to swim” to “stroke technique.” Participants are given instruction on butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle, with more advanced swimmers learning competitive dive and turn techniques.

BGCG Events

Muddy Up 5K - October 2

This fun-filled family event is for runners and walkers who enjoy a competitive adventure on our rugged, 3.1 mile wooded course with natural and man-made obstacles and plenty of MUD! This mud-tastic event is held at Camp Simmons, BGCG’s 77-acre wilderness property on Lake Avenue. Sign up today! Your donations will benefit BGCG youth all year long.


Summer of Love - Annual Benefit

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich held its 24th Annual Benefit, Summer of Love, to support the youth of Greenwich. This glamorous 1960s themed party was led by co-chairs Claiborne Swanson Frank, Louise Oram-Cho, and Katerina Pergola on Friday, September 9. Attendees spent the evening event enjoying amazing cuisine, signature cocktails, and dancing the night away.

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Trunk or Treat - October 27

Spooky goblins and fairy princesses alike will enjoy an early evening of Halloween goodies at the Club’s Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Party. If you would like to participate by decorating your car or donate candy, please reach out to Don Palmer, VP of Programs and Youth Development.

Sign-up to Decorate Your Car

Thanksgiving Feast - November 22

Our 20th Annual Thanksgiving Feast will bring together Club members, staff, board, volunteers, and community members to create a special experience for all! At this much anticipated gathering, our youth will feast on a meal of turkey and all the trimmings, including apple and pumpkin pie. Please consider making a contribution to support this special event for our kids.

Sponsor a Child

Alumni Reunion

Making New Memories

“Once a Club kid, always a Club kid” is more than a catchy slogan for Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. For many, the bond Club members make during their youth remains for life. On June 18, a group of Club Alumni ranging from the 1950s through last year gathered to to reunite, eat, and reminisce. Club Alumni also toured the Clubhouse, which many had not seen since their teens, and talked fondly about their summer days at Camp Simmons.

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